Tuesday, October 23, 2007
An Amazing Life
In saying goodbye to a wonderful person I am amazed at the things she was able to accomplish, even in death. She was always a rather unassuming person who was quietly smiling in the background not wanting to interrupt or contradict someone simply to express her opinion. Unless, of course, they were talking about one of her children. Then watch out! She would quickly jump to their defense and protect them to the end. Isn't that what we would hope to find in a mother?
Yet, I found this in a mother-in-law. A woman who's kindness and gentle spirit was always so constant that if you weren't careful you would easily not notice it and trample it underfoot. Yet it remains and so does she, in our hearts. Looking back over all of the acts of graciousness that Kathy extended to me I am overwhelmed.
Even as her family gathered together to comfort one another she was there. She was the one who gathered her children to the feet of their father reading the Bible in search of the verse she last read. She was the one who brought together a father and son, as he showed him how to tie a tie for the very first time. She was the one who reconciled estranged relatives at a time of sorrow. All of this she did in death. Now you might be able to imagine all of the good she did in her life.
In Memory of Kathy L. Dills
April 6, 1944 - October 6, 2007
"Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life."
Posted by Spring Meadows at Tuesday, October 23, 2007